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Executive on Campus

L. Scott Barnard ’65, the founder, owner, and managing senior partner of Programmix, LLC, a Norwalk, Connecticut-based sales and marketing firm, was Executive on Campus on October 28. Barnard attended a faculty breakfast, lectured on “Marketing in Today’s Economy” for students in the Principals of Marketing class, conducted a Q/A session, and lunched with students. According to Advancement Coordinator Jen Woods, “This program provides our students with the opportunity to interact with various accomplished Gannon alumni and see the tangible results of a Gannon education.”

Prayer for Peace Members of the Gannon community joined together to pray for peace in an interfaith prayer service on Thursday, September 11, in honor of those who died in the terrorist attacks. The service opened with Rabbi Leonard Lifshen sounding the shofar, the traditional Hebrew ram’s horn. The service was led by Gannon Chaplain, Rev. George Strohmeyer ’58 and others, offering readings and prayers from Islam, Bahá’í, Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism.

Winning Coaches The 2003 All-Independent Football Alliance (IFA) named Gannon Football Coach Bill Elias its Coach of the Year after he lead the Golden Knights to a 9–1 record-breaking season. Gannon dominated the IFA and ended the season with nine consecutive victories, setting a school record for the most victories in a season. The Gannon Knights earned 19 post season accolades and swept the IFA’s major awards. Gannon Men’s Soccer Coach Rob van Rheenen was named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year. He guided Gannon back to national prominence by leading the Golden Knights to their second consecutive winning season. The Golden Knights finished 4–1 in the GLIAC and shared the regular-season title with Mercyhurst College. It was Gannon’s first GLIAC title since 1995.

Scholarship Celebration

At the 16th Annual Scholarship Celebration, Paul Ward Peterson, Ph.D., Thomas L. Doolin ’61 and Mary Alice Doolin ’94M received the Archbishop Gannon Medal of Distinction for their service to Catholic Higher Education.

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Fall/Winter 2003  

Stay in touch and see the history of Gannon as it’s made! Gannon Magazine is published three times annually (Winter, Spring and Summer) by t...

Fall/Winter 2003  

Stay in touch and see the history of Gannon as it’s made! Gannon Magazine is published three times annually (Winter, Spring and Summer) by t...